Rooftop Design / September 8, 2018 / Juan M. Tate
Doing your gardening on the roof also helps put off water from the rain. So you can count on your garden plants to soak in some of that rain runoff before the water level rises. Aside from rain runoff your roof garden can also act as an insulator. Your plants will be the ones to absorb the daily dose of sunlight. Rooftop gardening can also help promote a temporary shelter for birds. They may be able to dwell in this area for the time being.
What else should you think about when planning a rooftop wedding? For a sunny afternoon you may wish to provide a shady tent where guests can get out of the direct sun. Depending on what is already in place you can choose virtually any style of decorations from garden style to contemporary. Last but not least dont forget to have your photographer take plenty of pictures of everyone with the stunning view in the background.
Rooftop gardens will help keep your house cooler naturally especially if you have a dark or black roof. Dark colors absorb and radiate heat. You could opt for a simpler garden consisting of potted plants or turn your roof into a garden. According to the City of Chicago turning your roof into the garden is known as a green roof system in which the garden will be separated from the hard roof and will be equipped to drain and supply nutrients and you may even consider installing an irrigation system in this type of garden. They suggest when planning out your rooftop garden that you should follow these four steps.